Yes, Your Children Are Paying Attention in Yoga Class

Yes, Your Children Are Paying Attention in Yoga Class

Grown ups sometimes come into a kids yoga class with the expectation that it will be quiet, orderly, and that their child will participate and pay attention the entire time. Part of my job is to help them let go of all of that. Although there are...
Be the Change – Mindfulness and Karma on Blog Action Day 2012

Be the Change – Mindfulness and Karma on Blog Action Day 2012

Who are your heros? Mine include: Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Wangari Maathai, Lois Gibbs, Mitch Snyder . . . What your answer and mine probably have in common is that heros tend to be people who have consciously decided to contribute their energies to positive change...
Once and Future Princesses

Once and Future Princesses

Like many mothers of girls, I’ve struggled with the rise of the princess culture. Until quite recently, we were all about princesses around here. Maya owns each of the tiny fashion dolls, a couple of the Barbie-sized dolls, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty...
Yoga 4 Classrooms – Professional Development Workshop

Yoga 4 Classrooms – Professional Development Workshop

Are you a teacher, adminstrator, school counselor, therapist or other education professional interested how simple yoga and mindfulness techniques could help you create a more peaceful, productive classroom day? Yoga 4 Classrooms® is an evidence-based, low-cost,...
Lightly Row

Lightly Row

Apparently, now that I’ve made yoga my job, I need a new hobby. Last week, Maya and I treked out to the suburbs in rush hour traffic (OMG, people do this daily?) and came back with these. Maya has been asking to play the violin for well over a year and...

Yoga 4 Classrooms is Coming to Washington DC

I am so excited to begin sharing the Yoga 4 Classrooms program in the Washington, DC area this fall.  The Yoga 4 Classrooms mission is to transform educational environments through yoga-based wellness training and support, empowering students and educators to...

On Advertising Efficacy and Other Gems from Lil’ Shute

As I was getting off the phone the other evening, Maya asks: M – “Mom, were you talking to SunTrust?” J – “No, why do you think I'd be talking to SunTrust? Who's SunTrust?” (No one in the family has a SunTrust account.) M...
Writing on Women’s and Babies’ Issues at Care2 Recently

Writing on Women’s and Babies’ Issues at Care2 Recently

Two Care2 stories hit close to home this week. The first was a report that drinking water with levels of arsenic considered accpetable by EPA might cause prenatal growth and development problems and reduce the nutrient availability of breastmilk. Having worked on the...